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Birds

Alexandrine
Parakeet

Near Threatened

Decreasing

Alexandrine Parakeet

Psittacula eupatria

The Alexandrine Parakeet is named after Alexander the Great, who is credited with the exporting of numerous specimens of this bird from Punjab into various European and Mediterranean countries and regions, where they were considered prized possessions for the nobles and royalty.

It is a large Parakeet species, mainly green with a blue-grey sheen on its cheeks and nape, particularly in males. The abdomen is yellowish-green, the upper-side of the middle tail feathers is blueish-green, the upper side of the external tail feathers is green while the underside of the tail feathers are all yellow. All Alexandrine Parakeets boldly display a reddish-brown patch at the top of their wing coverts. The shoulder patch is seen in parakeets at their first feathering before fledging. The lower and upper mandibles are red with yellow tips. The adult's irises are yellowish-white and the periopthalmic rings are light grey.

Alexandrian Parrot

Regional Names
  • Assamese:
    ৰাজ ভাটৌ
  • Bengali:
    চন্দনা, বড় টিয়া
  • Bhojpuri:
    हिरामन सुग्गा, बड़का सुग्गा
  • Gujarati:
    સુરપાણનો પોપટ
  • Hindi:
    सिकंदर, पहाड़ी तोता
  • Kannada:
    ರಾಮಗಿಳಿ
  • Malayalam:
    വൻതത്ത
  • Marathi:
    पहाडी पोपट, सिकंदर
  • Nepali:
    कर्रा सुगा
  • Tamil:
    பெரிய பச்சைக்கிளி
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Taxanomy

PSITTACIFORMES
PSITTACIDAE
Psittacula eupatria

Alexandrine Parakeet

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